Last weekend I attended a forum for Entrepreneurs at the NYU Stern School of Business . The Keynote speaker was Jonathan Wolfson, the CEO of Solarzyme, Inc. His company has been working on algae based energy and bio fuels for 13 yrs. As part of his strategy, he’s changed his product line to meet the needs of his investors and customers. Though his first love is alternative clean energy, he has not been licensed in America to produce this product. Flexibility, spanning 13 years , has been the “key” to his success! The “pay off”, Goldman Sachs became his investment partner!
Next year he will be opening a Plant in Brazil. When I asked, ” why not here”, he stated, he could not qualify for American grants or funding for his products. Brazil’s sugar beet farms, will provide the environment he needs for manufacturing his product. More importantly, Brazil has provided the funding for this “up scale” venture.
- To help Entrepreneurs understand how to do business here and abroad, I’ve enclosed the 2014 Guide to Understanding the Regulations for Medium & Small Businesses; applicable to 123 Countries.
- I am so sorry that America is not receptive to new business and encourages talent to look beyond America for work. I fail to understand, why we allow American know how and R&D to go elsewhere, when we need manufacturing and new product development here! We can afford to take the risk and get a return on our investment for successes? It’s a thought that should be considered when moving forward. Stop talking about no one willing or capable of working. Start providing an environment that encourages the “can do Spirit” once again on American soil.
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Many Thanks to my guide throughout the day: Evan Kesner @firstname.lastname@example.org, Luke Williams, the Executive Director at the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurs & Innovation and Carl@ Audiobooks@Amazon.com, books read with feeling and available on Apple and Kindle products. Great ideas, using new technology.
Good luck to all young people starting new businesses. Did I mention, 1500 “young” people attended this conference. If any one reading this Post can provide assistance, whether it’s expertise or money, I’m happy to provide a forum linking entrepreneurs to investors. As my Community grows, let’s help each other move forward.
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